Kaunas travel guide

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You're Going to Love Kaunas

With a population of 374,643, Kaunas is the largest city in Kaunas County, Lithuania by the number of inhabitants.

When to visit Kaunas

Kaunas in September
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Kaunas in September
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Kaunas in July, when the average temperature is 17 °C, and the highest can go up to 21 °C. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as -5 °C, with an average temperature of -3 °C. You’re likely to see more rain in June, when precipitation is around 80 mm. In contrast, February is usually the driest month of the year in Kaunas, with an average rainfall of 30 mm.

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How to Get to Kaunas


When flying to Kaunas, you’ll arrive at Kaunas (KUN), which is located 13 km from the city centre.


Another option to get to Kaunas is to pick up a car hire from Vilnius, which is about 91 km from Kaunas. You’ll find branches of GREEN MOTION and ADC Rent, among others, in Vilnius.


Several bus lines operate bus routes to Kaunas, including FlixBus, LUX Express and Bus. From Riga, the bus ride to Kaunas takes 418 km and will cost you around $66. From Warsaw, the ticket costs about $86 for a journey of 507 km. The most popular bus station is Kaunas Circle K Greitkelis, located 6 km from the city centre of Kaunas. Kaunas Šilainių poliklinika is also a commonly used station, and is 3.2 km from the city centre.

Airports near Kaunas

Airlines serving Kaunas

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British Airways
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Turkish Airlines
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Air France
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United Airlines
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Qatar Airways
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Austrian Airlines
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Air Canada
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Brussels Airlines
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Scandinavian Airlines
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Singapore Airlines
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ITA Airways
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Where to stay in Kaunas

Average rates range from around $90 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $96 and up for a 5-star experience.

Where to stay in popular areas of Kaunas

Most booked hotels in Kaunas

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Radisson Hotel Kaunas
Excellent (8.8, Excellent reviews)
ibis Styles Kaunas Centre
Excellent (8.6, Excellent reviews)
Best Western Santakos Hotel
Excellent (8.1, Excellent reviews)
Hotel Metropolis
Good (7.4, Good reviews)

Hiring a car in Kaunas

Expect to pay $2.60 per litre in Kaunas (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $31.16 and $41.55. The most frequently booked car type in Kaunas is Economy (Volkswagen Polo or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Mini car hire (Kia Picanto or similar) is, on average, 60% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.